Superintendent of Schools:
Mr. Jason D. Thomson
philosophy on education is that all children can learn. My goal as the
Superintendent at Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi is
to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these mindful, active
learners. Delaware Academy students will develop their character,
intelligence and integrity as they prepare for their future. This
begins with me. I will value and appreciate all our students and
teachers for what they bring to the classrooms, school and community.
This positive atmosphere will allow all of us to tap into our highest
Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi
Provide a positive, safe learning environment for all stakeholders.
v Foster mutual respect throughout the entire school community;
v Maintain and enhance our active district-wide “OLWEUS Program;”
v Maintain and enhance school spirit and participation at events for students, staff, and community;
Increase the overall academic achievement for EVERY student at Delaware Academy.
v Continue to align curriculum K-12 to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS);
the “Pupil Academic Support Services (PASS) Program” to continue to
support and look for strategies to help struggling students succeed;
v Explore unique academic opportunities to enhance student achievement.
v Continue to raise the number of college and advanced placement (AP) courses offered;
v Maintain and enhance exposure to career opportunities for all students K-12.
Implement strategies to increase number of students who reach mastery level.
v Continue to support and enhance literacy across all content areas K-12;
v Implement consistent K-5 Math curriculum;
v Provide ongoing professional development for all faculty and staff.
Maintain and enhance high profile and partnerships within the Delhi community.
v Continue collaboration between SUNY Delhi and the Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi;
to provide opportunities for students at Delaware Academy Central
School District at Delhi to participate in community events.
Maintain and enhance building facilities.
v Complete five-year facilities plan, continue to enhance our buildings and grounds;
v Continue implementation of green energy opportunities;
v Be respectful and take pride in our facilities (i.e., no graffiti, no vandalism, or garbage on the grounds/hallway, etc.).
NYS School District Administration Certification -July 2007
SUNY Cortland, Mass College of Liberal Arts, University of Phoenix.
NYS School Administration Supervisor Certification- August 2004
SUNY Cortland, Mass College of Liberal Arts
Masters of Health Education-May 2001
Bachelor of Science Degree - December 1996
Superintendent of Schools 2011 - Present
Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi
Pre-K-12 Principal / Director of Special Education 2006-2011
Franklin Central School - Franklin, NY
Vice Principal / Dean of Students 2004-2006
Walton Central School - Walton, NY
Health Education Teacher 2003-2004
Walton Central School District - Walton, NY
Special Education Teacher 2001-2003
Unatego Central School District
Health Education Teacher- summer school - 2001-2003
Other Employment Experience:
Personal Trainer/Assistant Estate Manager - 1999-2000
Yoko Ono Lennon
Classroom Teacher and Recreational Therapist - 1998-1999
Delaware County ARC
Assistant Athletic Trainer - 1997
Boston Red Sox Baseball Organization
Athletic Trainer - 1996
National Soccer Hall of Fame
Franklin Central School - 2007
Varsity Boys Baseball- Head Coach
Walton Central School District - 1994, 1997, 2001, 2003-2005
Varsity Boys Football/Baseball - Assistant Coach
Junior Varsity Boys Football/Baseball - Head Coach
Girls Varsity Basketball - Assistant Coach
Unatego Central School District - 2002-2003
Junior Varsity Girls Softball - Head Coach
8th Grade Girls Modified Softball - Head Coach
8th Grade Boys & Girls Modified Basketball - Head Coach
State and Regional Honors and Awards:
DCMO BOCES Administrator of the Year Award - 2011
SANNYS K-12 Principal of the Year for New York State - 2010
DCMO BOCES Administrator of the Year Award - 2009
Commencement Speaker for Walton Central School - 2007
DCMO BOCES Administrator of the Year Award - 2007
DCMO BOCES Scholastic Achievement Award Recipient - 2006
Springfield College Young Alumnus Award Finalist - 2006
About our school ---
State: New York
Location and Description
October 12, 1819, Delaware Academy was chartered by the New York State
Legislature as a private boarding school. Today, as a public,
centralized school district, continually certified by the Board of
Regents since December 12, 1902, we find an average enrollment of 803
students in grades K-12. These students are housed in three buildings
within the district, which covers 200 square miles in the Catskill
Mountain area of New York State. The largest community within the
district is Delhi, the county seat of Delaware County and the home of
SUNY Delhi College of Technology, a two/four year college in the State
University of New York system. Education and county government are the
main sources of employment, with recreation and agriculture also large